UBC DSSG fellows present at the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference

September 12 - 13, 2017

Seattle, Washington

Seven UBC Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellows--Patricia Angkiriwang, Lap-tak Chu, Tony Hui, Patrick Laflamme, Sarah Neubauer, William Qi, and Raphael Roman--presented posters about their projects at the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference. The four UBC DSSG projects on display included:

  • A data-driven approach to early childhood initiatives
  • #Explore British Columbia through a data science lens
  • High-dimensional analysis of census tracts within the city of Surrey
  • Open data for open transit


UBC and University of Washington DSSG fellows presented to a broad audience of leaders and experts from government, academia, and business sectors such as tech and life sciences. 

UBC President Dr. Santa Ono was present at the conference as a panelist and spoke about the importance of academia and research in helping promote and accelerate innovation in the Cascadia region. He also came by to view the posters and congratulate the fellows on their achievements this past summer.

The Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference is a cross-border event designed to bring together business, academic, and government leaders in the Cascadia region to identify and pursue joint initiatives that will help the region become a global leader in innovation, economic prosperity, and quality of life. This year's event was the second annual event and next year's conference is set to return to Vancouver. This event is organized by the Business Council of BC, Washington Roundtable, BC Tech Association, Washington Technology Industry Association, Microsoft, and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.